Remember Windows Media Player? Microsoft is finally replacing it


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Nov 14, 2016
When’s the last time you used Windows Media Player? What about Microsoft’s Groove Music app? If you’re anything like me, it was probably right after getting a new computer or completing a fresh install, when you tried to play some music or videos only to remember you haven’t installed foobar2000 or VLC yet.

Needless to say, the antiquated Windows Media Player looks completely outdated with Windows 11‘s modern UI, and Groove has been lackluster since Microsoft gave up on its streaming service, so it’s about time they got a replacement. The company today began to roll out the new simply named ‘Media Player‘ to Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev Channel.